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September Staff Picks

Retracing George Washington's travels in the modern day. A lady's maid with connections to a dangerous enemy. Here are two adult titles I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system. Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber

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The Last Duel by Eric Jager

Staff recommendation

In 1386, Jean de Carrouges returned home to France from fighting in Scotland. His wife, Marguerite, had stunning news for him. She told him that Jacques Le Gris, a squire, had entered their home and forced himself on her.

Men of Change traveling exhibit

Men of Change Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of the Smithsonian Exhibit Men of Change. This is your last chance to see the exhibit before it moves to a new location. We will be offering guided tours on Saturdays 7/31 and 8/7.

Coffee Story: Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The Mysterious Land on the Horn of Africa

Washington, DC is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia.

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April Staff Picks

Head west, walk the streets of Paris, and uncover mysteries in 19th century Great Britain. Below are titles I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand et al.

Voices from Iraq

The Iraq War, 2003-2011

Although the Iraq War ended ten years ago, its effects and aftermath are still felt today. These books present a general history and overview of the United States' most controversial foreign policy action since the Vietnam War. All books on this list are works of non-fiction, including two titles that consist of candid interviews with Iraqi citizens.

Men of Change

Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth

A Book, Film and Music Playlist

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, "Men of Change" is a traveling exhibition that features portraits of African American men who have altered the history and culture of this country.

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Crime and Punishment

Do you enjoy true crime books, police procedurals, or forensic mystery novels? Then these riveting histories that explore criminal investigation, sensational trials, and the use of forensics might be for you.

The Founding were Spies

Easy Reading: The American Founding

Looking for ways to get new and emerging readers interested in history and the founding of this country? Check out these easy readers--ranging from step one to step three--that introduce readers to facets of the American Revolution, the American presidency and some of the most well-known monuments in the country!

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